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Group of 9 Monuments in the Churchyard Adjacent to South Side of Nave and Chancel to Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pitchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7727 / 51°46'21"N

Longitude: -2.2165 / 2°12'59"W

OS Eastings: 385158

OS Northings: 208249

OS Grid: SO851082

Mapcode National: GBR 1M5.Y5D

Mapcode Global: VH94R.JPLW

Plus Code: 9C3VQQFM+3C

Entry Name: Group of 9 Monuments in the Churchyard Adjacent to South Side of Nave and Chancel to Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 24 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132745

Location: Pitchcombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Pitchcombe

Built-Up Area: Pitchcombe

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Pitchcombe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO 8408-8508 PITCHCOMBE A4173
(east side)

9/186 Group of 9 monuments in the
churchyard adjacent to south side of
nave and chancel to Church of St
John the Baptist


Four pedestal tombs, 3 chest tombs, one 'tea caddy' and one
sarcophagus. Early C18 to mid C19. Limestone and sandstone.
Described in rows running from north to south and from west to

Pedestal tomb. Mid C18. Limestone. Rectangular with finely
carved gadrooned ends, west with 2 cherubs' heads, open book and
fronds to east. Cavetto moulded top and base. Inscriptions

Chest tomb. Dated 1747. Limestone. Rectangular with corner
pilasters, west end having trophy with Serpent of Eternity and
hour-glass, cartouche with cherub's head over to east. Bolection
moulded side panels with carved flanking panels. Hollow moulded
top and cyma base. Inscribed to EDWARD PALLING, died 1747.

Chest tomb. Dated 1707. Limestone. Lyre ended with boldly
carved swirls to surrounds of side panels. Rectangular end
panels. Inscribed to children of Palling family.

Pedestal tomb. Dated 1777. Limestone. Rectangular with carved
and gadrooned rounded ends, west especially good with sarcophagus
and 2 cherubs' heads. Wreathed side panels with egg and dart
surround. Enriched cornice top and cyma moulded plinth.
Inscribed to THOMAS PALLING, CLOTHIER, died 1777.

Chest tomb. Dated 177-. Limestone, one sandstone panel.
Rectangular with corner pilasters, west end having panel with open
book and fronds. Inscriptions illegible.

Pedestal tomb. Mid-late C18. Limestone. Rectangular with
rounded corners. Recessed end panels with relief carving, west
with Tree of Life, east with urn and fronds. Raised circular side
panel with egg and dart border. Hollow moulded top, moulded
plinth. Inscriptions illegible.

Pedestal tomb. Late C18. Limestone. Square with fluted
frieze. Raised side panels, rounded at ends. Cornice moulded
top with domical coping, moulded plinth. Inscriptions illegible.

'Tea caddy'. Dated 1817. Limestone. Square with diagonal
moulded corner bracket scrolls and angled fluted pilasters.
Fluted frieze. Inscribed to EDWARD PAGE.

Sarcophagus on stepped base. Dated 1846. Sandstone with slate
inscription panels; limestone base. Plain corner pilasters and
cornice top with weathered coping. Inscribed to MARTHA, WIFE OF
JOSEPH WATTS, died 1846. Makers name, LEWIS, on base.

Listing NGR: SO8515808249

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